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Old Nov 24, 2003, 6:01 PM   #1
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Default 5700 Telephoto Lenses

I was wondering if anyone has a telephoto for the 5700. I was first looking at the Nikon 1.5X telephoto lens but it was around $200 and up. I then checked out e-bay and found a few 2X converters, a 2.5X and even a 3X, all under a $100. Does anyone have any of these and what type of quality are they? I was thinking of purchasing the 2.5X for myself.

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Old Nov 24, 2003, 7:46 PM   #2
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The two converters that I would recommend, other than Nikon, are the Olympus Tcon17 and the Raynox DCR 1850 Pro. I have used both lens and prefer the Tcon17. You will need to purchase adapter tube for either lens.
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Old Nov 24, 2003, 10:28 PM   #3
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I was wondering if anyone has a telephoto for the 5700. I was first looking at the Nikon 1.5X telephoto lens but it was around $200 and up. I then checked out e-bay and found a few 2X converters, a 2.5X and even a 3X, all under a $100. Does anyone have any of these and what type of quality are they? I was thinking of purchasing the 2.5X for myself.
Forget about those eBay 2X and 2.5X telephoto lenses. They are simply not good enough. If you feel the TC-E15ED is too much for you, try the TCON-17 which has a price tag around $100. However, you will need an adapter, preferably Nextphoto's Coolfix 5700 adapter aka Bernie's adapter and a 62-55 step-down ring. The total cost of TCON-17, Bernie's adapter and a 62-55 step ring, is about the same as a TC-E15ED. But, you also need a UR-E8 to use the TC-E15ED which the cost of the Nikon lens even higher. The TCON-17 is a 1.7X converter.

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Old Nov 25, 2003, 11:11 AM   #4
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I ordered my adapter tube assy from www.2filters.com for about $30. The tube set is for telephoto or wide angle. This along with the Tcon17 woulb put the cost at $130.
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Old Nov 25, 2003, 7:04 PM   #5
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Hi Phil,

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I ordered my adapter tube assy from www.2filters.com for about $30. The tube set is for telephoto or wide angle. This along with the Tcon17 woulb put the cost at $130.
The two-tube version, which looks like the Raynox approach, has a disadvantage similar to the Nikon UR-E8 because of its fixed length. The Bernie's 5700 Coolfix adapter can be retracted to a level so that the 5700 lens can be zoomed back. In this way, you will have a continuous coverage from 280mm (the maximum on the 5700) to 476mm (with TCON-17 mounted).

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Old Nov 26, 2003, 9:57 AM   #6
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Shene

What you say is correct. Could you provide a link to the Bernie's 5700 coolpix adapter?

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